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Pros
"The use of this product has helped improve our organization and its ability to send or receive. It has done this by allowing us to remove any homegrown process and centralize needed actions.""The most valuable feature is the Advanced Workflows.""This is a very good product for managing file transfers."

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"It helped us reduce manual steps.""It has improved our organization with more automation within the business departments and less administration and development in the IT department. Usually, as the IT department, we are the bottleneck for many requirements within the business. With this tool, the business departments are able to perform many task themselves.""'ve only had a few cases where I've had to request support in the past 12 years of use, but the support response time and resolution were was extremely quick.""The ability to clone jobs to shorten the time it takes to implement a process has been invaluable, but its flexibility also gives us the ability to create a job that can handle a multifaceted process with a complex workflow.""VisualCron is a very powerful program to automate different steps in your business processes. We use it to automate replacing files and inform departments about the replacement."

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Cons
"Improvement in support or product relies on being ingenious, supportive, and listening to its customer base.""If the hostname has a dash in it then it does not work.""The product could be improved by being modular. There are more features in the core product than any client needs."

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"The error timeout and info could be better. When making web request calls, it will time out sometimes and we won't get any useful info out of the error response.""Our suggestion to make it better and more manageable in terms of GDPR: Implement it in a very partnership way.""I would like for VisualCron to expand audit log to show who changed job variables that are initialized per job run.""VisualCron seems to operate like an efficient machine when it comes to improvements and enhancements and new features. I always appreciate the quick response I get when bringing up an issue or coming up with suggestions. I've mentioned before that it would be great to see a move away from SQLCE and XML configuration files.""There are some conditions in the mail trigger, but you can only use them as an "AND" condition, not as an "OR" condition. This is an improvement that could be useful. For example, some people put "invoice" in the subject and others put "invoice" in the body. If I want to make a trigger for everybody whose sending invoices, I have to make two jobs for this now."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Licensing can be expensive and it depends upon which features you want to buy.""Pricing is based on a one-time license.""It would be good for the company to explore a modular approach to selling the product so it could be cheaper and more attractive to users."

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"ROI is 95 percent.""We are fine with a rather cheap setup. Licensing with VisualCron is fair. You have a simple one-year licence in different sizes. There isn't a licensing jungle with hundreds of options and opt-ins.""The pricing is extremely fair, and because of that I recommend purchasing multiple instances to split out the processing load across multiple application servers.""ROI is one month."

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Top Answer: The use of this product has helped improve our organization and its ability to send or receive. It has done this by allowing us to remove any homegrown process and centralize needed actions.
Top Answer: In using this product, I have not found many areas of the product or service that need to be completely improved. However, with any product, improvement of a service or product can always be reviewed… more »
Top Answer: This is used in a virtual environment where a number of customers establish a requirement to send or receive files. The files are sent using SFTP and Zip with projects providing details to customers… more »
Top Answer: VisualCron is a very powerful program to automate different steps in your business processes. We use it to automate replacing files and inform departments about the replacement.
Top Answer: We are fine with a rather cheap setup. Licensing with VisualCron is fair. You have a simple one-year licence in different sizes. There isn't a licensing jungle with hundreds of options and opt-ins.
Top Answer: There are some conditions in the mail trigger, but you can only use them as an "AND" condition, not as an "OR" condition. This is an improvement that could be useful. For example, some people put… more »
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GoAnywhere MFT, GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer
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Overview

GoAnywhere MFT is an award-winning managed file transfer software which streamlines, secures, and automates critical file transfers through a centralized enterprise-level solution. The software allows organizations to connect to internal and external systems and exchange encrypted data using industry-standard protocols (e.g. OpenPGP, AES, FTPS, SFTP, HTTPS, AS2, and GPG).

This solution can save you time & money, improve security, and help meet compliance requirements.

Key Features: 

 - Browser-to-browser or sever-to-server file transfer and encryption 

 - Security features to help meet HIPAA, PCI DSS, SOX, GDPR, and other compliance requirements

- Cloud integration and hosted deployments

 - EDI X12 and EDIFACT file translation 

- Secure file sharing, email, and collaboration 

VisualCron combines many features into one product. Through scheduling you can set your Jobs to run on a specific time or event. The Tasks in each Job automate scripts and eliminate human errors. Through various Tasks you can integrate different systems through file transfer and conversion.

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Sample Customers
McKesson City of Modesto, California Kwik Trip Northwestern University Charter Communications7 Eleven, ABB Sécheron SA, Adobe Systems Incorporated, Amazon Europe Core, Apple, Assa Abloy, Aston Martin, Banco Santander, BMW (Australia)
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company56%
Comms Service Provider7%
Insurance Company6%
Media Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider16%
Computer Software Company16%
Outsourcing Company14%
Logistics Company10%
Company Size
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Small Business63%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise25%
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Find out what your peers are saying about HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT vs. VisualCron and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
443,152 professionals have used our research since 2012.
HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT is ranked 4th in Managed File Transfer with 3 reviews while VisualCron is ranked 3rd in Managed File Transfer with 5 reviews. HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT is rated 9.0, while VisualCron is rated 9.8. The top reviewer of HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT writes "Easy to use, saves us time, has built-in compression and encryption, and the technical support is good". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VisualCron writes "Has made us more efficient, eliminating manual processes that free up our employees to take on more of their prioritized projects on a daily basis". HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT is most compared with BMC Control-M Managed File Transfer, Globalscape GlobalSCAPE Managed File Transfer, MOVEit, IBM Sterling File Gateway and Sterling Commerce Connect:Direct, whereas VisualCron is most compared with WinAutomation by Softomotive, UiPath and OpCon. See our HelpSystems GoAnywhere MFT vs. VisualCron report.

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